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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Win Prizes! Health Contests for Kids & Youth

We’re offering kids & youth in Whatcom County the chance to win prizes while learning about how vaccines affect our lives. Kids in grades 6-12 are invited to participate.


Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman was a virologist who developed more than half of the vaccines young children receive today. His work is credited with saving 8 million lives every year.

For youth in grades 6-12

Contest deadline: October 18, 2019

Prizes: 3 winners will each receive -

  • Laptop + accessories
  • A copy of Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases
  • Recognition award

How to participate:

1. Write a 500-600 word essay that answers the question: “How would the world be different if Dr. Maurice Hilleman had not lived the life he did?”

2. Send your completed essay and consent form to Whatcom County Health Department by email or mail, or drop them off in person.

Read the full contest rules for more details. Winners will be announced by November 8, 2019 and notified by phone or mail.

Questions? Contact us at or (360) 778-6100.

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